NASA's 6th Group of Astronauts

US Astronauts met the goals NASA set forth for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Programs.

Click on the emblems to read about the programs and the astronauts involved in each.


These accomplished goals led the way for US astronauts to venture into space with Skylab, the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, and the Space Shuttle.


The Scientist Astronauts

NASA chose eleven men for its 6th group of astronauts on August 11, 1967: Joseph P. Allen, Philip K. Chapman, Anthony W. England, Karl G. Henize, Donald L. Holmquest, William B. Lenoir, John A. Llewellyn, Story Musgrave, Brian T. O'Leary, Robert A. R. Parker, William E.Thornton

Click on the pictures to read the individual astronaut's bio:

Joseph P. Allen Philip K. Chapman Anthony W. England

Karl G. Henize Donald L. Holmquest William B. Lenoir

John A. Llewellyn Story Musgrave Brian T. O'Leary

Robert A. R. Parker William E.Thornton


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The Original Seven
Honoring America's First Astronauts

NASA's 2nd Group of Astronauts
A Second Group is Chosen

NASA's 3rd Group of Astronauts
Another Group Is Needed

NASA's 4th Group of Astronauts
Eureka! NASA finds its 4th group!

NASA's 5th Group of Astronauts
Pilot Astronauts

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